Tibetan Nuns' Project

The following article is from the Spring, 1988 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

The Tibetan Nuns' Project is an endeavor to improve living conditions and increase educational opportunities for nuns of the Tibetan tradition currentiy living in India and Nepal. The project is being run by the American bhikshuni Karma Lekshe Tsomo and Ms. Rinchen Khandro Choegyal, President of the Tibetan Women's Association, working in conjunction with The Tibet Fund in New York and the Council for Religious and Cultural Affairs of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.

Donations received in 1987 have been distributed equally among the six nunneries that have so far applied to participate. They include Geden Choeling Nunnery (Dharamsala), Mahayana Buddhist Nunnery (Tilokpur), Samten

Choeling Nunnery (Manali), Jang-chub Choeling Nunnery (Mund-god), Kedong Thukche Nunnery (Kathmandu), and Khachoe Ghakyil Nunnery (Kopan).

These donations were distributed specifically for urgent needs such as toilets, English and Dharma textbooks, water tanks and pipes, and water filters, in accordance with the priorities specified by each nunnery. There is also an outreach program to provide nutrition and emergency medical care for poor nuns living in isolated areas.

Anyone who wishes may write to: Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, MacLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, Dist. Kangra, H.P. 176 219 India. Thank you.

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